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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sunset Beach, South Africa

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sunset Beach...

Sunset Beach is a coastal city in South Africa. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 2000 people. The water temperature around Sunset Beach is constant year round. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.1°F) in March up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Sunset Beach is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Sunset Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Sunset Beach is approximately:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close to Sunset Beach?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Sunset Beach. The nearest one is Milnerton, which is 1.9km (2.2miles) away from Sunset Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Milnerton and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sunset Beach are Blaauwberg, which is approximately 3.5km (2.2miles) away, and Big Bay, located roughly 4.9km (3miles) from Sunset Beach.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Sunset Beach. The closest one is Sunset Beach, which is 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Sunset Beach. Another good beach near Sunset Beach is Milnerton, which is ca 1km (0.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Sunset Beach?

The average water temperature around Sunset Beach is definitely cold, around 13°C (56°F), with only little changes throughout the year. This is why a 3/4mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Sunset Beach. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are February, March, and April. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the summer, particularly in the months of January, February, and March.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Sunset Beach?

Fishing and diving conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters are always cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (49-58°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Sunset Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sunset Beach...

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